On 10 Sep 2015 at 11:01am trooper wrote:
Apologies I placed the question in the wrong thread.
A bill is being put to Parliament to allow all young persons of 16yrs upwards to have the vote both National and Local.
How do the readers of this forum react to that statement ??
On 10 Sep 2015 at 11:46am Dingo wrote:
Yes I think it is a good idea.It would help to broaden the minds of our youngsters, and engage them in our democracy.Some may argue that they lack the maturity to form good political judgement and and would maintain that only age brings good judgement, but we only have to observe middle aged numpties like Newman who is practically gaga to disprove this argument.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 11:48am ClicketyYak wrote:
I believe they should be allowed to vote at 16. It's their future & being allowed a say can only make them more interested in & aware of all the politics that affects their everyday lives.
I get annoyed when people say I don't do politics - that's nonsense. Everyone does. Everyone pays taxes, goes to the Dr etc. Even just walking down the pavement involves politics - someone is responsible for that pavement. Having youngsters more involved in national decision-making can only be good for the wellbeing of the country.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 12:19pm Metatron wrote:
Dingo is that irony?
On 10 Sep 2015 at 12:30pm Paul Newtman wrote:
I have no objection to sixteen year olds being given the vote, as long as the don`t live on council estates.In fact I would bar anyone from voting who lived on a council estate,
because they are almost bestially stupid. There is not a lot you can do with them… they live from roadkill and sleep under newspaper.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 12:40pm Paul Newman wrote:
A 16-year-old can receive military training but can’t be deployed until they turn 18; they can’t get married without parental consent, sign a phone contract or even get a tattoo.
Why then , should their parents need to seek ‘their’ permission on the more pressing question of who runs the country?
The Scottish independence referendum proved young people are unable to make any sort of informed choice, they flocked to the buffoon- liar Salmon and produced a new low in public discourse.
People selling have faddy unworkable policies would like more ill-informed pliable voters- no news there.
Bad idea . Move on
On 10 Sep 2015 at 12:41pm Paul Newtman wrote:
I am not Paul Newman.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 12:57pm Paul Newmen wrote:
Are you not Paul Newman?
On 10 Sep 2015 at 12:59pm Paul Newm@n wrote:
I'm the real Paul Newman !!
On 10 Sep 2015 at 1:02pm Newtman wrote:
Hi I`m NEWTMAN,super reactionary super hero!. I fly with the neo fascists because I love their butch uniforms but I rather like that ole black soul music which makes me somewhat conflicted.Do you think I`m sexy?I`m thinking of standing as a candidate in the next election,would you vote for me?Bye for now I`m off to kick a refugee in Hungary.Whooooooosh!!!!
On 10 Sep 2015 at 1:19pm Oddbod wrote:
I have some sympathy with 16yr olds as the boomer generation have spent their inheritance on themselves and created a hellish debt prison for their descendents.
Trouble is people are very suggestable. Corbyn is benefiting from the backlash despite being an oldie himself.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 2:08pm Clifford wrote:
Desperate attempt to make the irrelevant all-the-same parties more relevant. They reduced voting from 21 to 18 in the 1970s because they thought they could get more people to vote. Instead indifference to the single party pretending to be many parties grows. Reducing the age to 16 won't make the sightest difference. Politicians need us to vote for them to give them a spurious legitimacy.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 2:28pm Alfred E Neuman wrote:
Not related to your Newman. He really is MAD
On 10 Sep 2015 at 2:35pm Paul Nudeman wrote:
I`m an upstanding member of society.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 4:39pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Judging by the number of retired people I meet who talk complete drivel and get their facts from the Daily Mail, I'm don't see that a naive, idealistic 16-year-old is any less qualified to vote. Also, they're more likely to think in the long-term, whereas my mother and her friends aren't interested in anything beyond pensions, the price of stamps and the number of foreigners in Lewes.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 6:04pm Oddbod wrote:
Slagging off your mother in a public forum.
On 10 Sep 2015 at 7:44pm Historian wrote:
The Dowager Countess of Lewes won't be amused !
On 10 Sep 2015 at 8:53pm Zapper wrote:
On 11 Sep 2015 at 12:08am Earl of Lewes wrote:
Oi loves me mum, but not her views.